ERIC KIM

Artist-Philosopher

EVERYTHING HAPPENS AS IT *SHOULD HAVE* HAPPENS

If we think long-term, 10 20, 30, 50 year mark— all “setbacks” in life ,,, actually, aid us?

Rather than thinking and bemoaning to ourselves; “Oh no,,, why did this happen to me?” rather think:

“Wow what a blessing and a privilege ,,, this will BENEFIT and AID me in the long run and future!”

PHILOSOPHY BY KIM

IDEAS BY KIM

  1. *Beyond* Individualism
  2. MAN & WOMAN, LIGHT & DARK
  3. A LIFE WITHOUT PAIN, DISCOMFORT OR (LIMITED) SUFFERING IS NOT A LIFE WORTH LIVING?
  4. BIGGER IS WEAKER.
  5. How to Become a Philosopher
  6. Deep Vanity
  7. Time Will Tell
  8. What is Wisdom?
  9. LOOK *BEYOND*
  10. BECOMING MORE IMMORAL?
  11. ‘LUCK’ VS COURAGE
  12. ‘SKILL’ VS MERIT?
  13. Becoming Antifragile
  14. How to “Improve” Men
  15. The Art of Virtue
  16. How to Dominate
  17. JUST SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES AND WISDOM WITH OTHERS.
  18. How to Get More Done in a Single Day – MEMENTO MORI PHILOSOPHY
  19. THINK FOR YOURSELF
  20. Cruel?
  21. GO DEMIGOD.
  22. How to Be Happy: Challenge and Danger Philosophy
  23. To Become Greater, You Must Become *LESS* Productive!
  24. Imperfect Beauty
  25. The Philosophy of Pleasure
  26. What Interests You?
  27. Anti Theory of Everything
  28. Become?
  29. STRONGER OR NOT?
  30. Carte Blanche Ideals
  31. CHOOSE JOY
  32. Don’t Judge Your Impulses
  33. On Becoming Less Human
  34. COWARDICE.
  35. The Philosophy of Futurism
  36. PHILOSOPHY IS VALUE-SETTING
  37. PHILOSOPHY IS NOT LIFESTYLE
  38. WHY STANDARDIZATION IS BAD.
  39. YOUR OWN TABLE OF VALUES.
  40. RETRO IS BAD.
  41. INSANELY LOFTY THOUGHTS.
  42. Strive to *Lose* Weight, Not *Gain* Weight
  43. DIABLO II ANALOGIES FOR REAL LIFE.
  44. If You Know Your *WHY* You Can Discover Any *HOW*
  45. Life is Too Short to Be Miserable
  46. What Consumption Takes Skill?
  47. OFF THE GRID.
  48. REALITY IS CRUEL.
  49. Pain is Information
  50. WHY REMOVE VULGARITY AND DISORDER FROM OUR EYES?
  51. AUTOTELIC.
  52. UNPLUG.
  53. How to Become a Philosopher
  54. SUBOPTIMAL IS OPTIMAL
  55. THE LUST FOR MORE.
  56. TO DO IS TO BECOME.
  57. IN PRAISE OF AGGRESSIVE.
  58. THE PHILOSOPHY OF OPTIMISM
  59. OUR PHILOSOPHICAL WILL TO EXISTENCE
  60. Is Hope a Vice?
  61. MOVE MEAN
  62. Carte Blanche Ideals
  63. One Interesting Thought
  64. What Lasts? What Doesn’t Last?
  65. A WOUND STIMULATES THE RECUPERATIVE POWERS
  66. Children & Purpose
  67. Thoughts on Becoming a Parent
  68. Where Does Our Desire to Upgrade Come From?
  69. WE ALWAYS NEED SOMETHING FURTHER TO ASPIRE TO.
  70. Self-Task Yourself an Awesome Mission in Life
  71. Differentiation vs Equalization
  72. My Passion to *Become* Something More
  73. No Aesthetic or Ethos is Forever
  74. What is Your Higher Purpose in Life?
  75. IT WILL NEVER SATISFY YOU.
  76. How to Decide
  77. Things You *Want* to Do vs Things You *MUST* Do
  78. Towards a More Beautiful Mode of Existence and Future
  79. EXTREME GRATITUDE.
  80. AMAP (As Much as Possible) or None.
  81. Why or How Does it Matter?
  82. The Philosophy of Time and Events
  83. How *Not* to Resent
  84. FORWARD LOOKING
  85. DOMAIN FLEXIBILITY.
  86. The Miracle of Human Growth
  87. EXTREME ADAPTATION.
  88. Why Plan?
  89. You Don’t Need to Justify Yourself
  90. The Philosophy of Ego
  91. True vs False Passions
  92. How to Achieve Tranquility
  93. On Making Your Own Philosophy
  94. The Purpose of Life is to Create New Life
  95. Think On!
  96. The Wisdom of Doing Nothing
  97. Congruency
  98. My Thoughts on Meditation
  99. The Philosophy of Purpose
  100. Emulate Yourself
  101. Good Fear, Bad Fear
  102. For the Betterment of Humanity or Just Yourself?
  103. What you *really* believe in and care for is manifested through your actions (or non-actions)
  104. Why Culture is Your Enemy
  105. YOUR EXPERIENCES ARE KING.
  106. LIFE IS INHERENTLY GOOD.
  107. Artistic, Physical, and Philosophical Muscles
  108. All New Experiences are Good Experiences
  109. What is the Purpose of X?
  110. UTILITY.
  111. Philosophy is a Luxury
  112. The Attempt is More Interesting than the Result
  113. Joyfulness vs “Happiness”
  114. Effectiveness Over Happiness
  115. Self Actualization
  116. MAXIMAL ENGAGEMENT
  117. Life & Pain
  118. On Living Every Day with No Regret
  119. Learn as if you’re going to live forever, live as if you’re going to die tomorrow
  120. Live Every Day Like it Were the Last Day of Your Life
  121. Self-Determination
  122. FALSE GRATITUDE vs REAL GRATITUDE
  123. HOW TO LIVE MORE
  124. THE UPSIDE OF TRAGEDY
  125. Satisfaction is a Sucker’s Game
  126. Supreme Repose
  127. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE? According to ERIC KIM
  128. STUBBORN, FLEXIBLE
  129. EVERYTHING HAPPENS AS IT *SHOULD* HAVE HAD HAPPENED
  130. Good Addiction, Bad Addiction?
  131. What is the Best Life?
  132. The Philosophy of Thinking
  133. The Philosophy of Conspiracies
  134. Conspiracies
  135. Growth
  136. Skepticism.
  137. What Do You Really Want Out of Life?
  138. Seem or Be?
  139. Learn Through Pain
  140. Respect Yourself
  141. In Praise of Elitism
  142. Why Independent Thinking?
  143. I Will Never Die
  144. Bitter is Better
  145. The Genesis of Nihilism and Existential Dread
  146. The Ethics of Personal Enrichment
  147. Good vs Not Good
  148. Punished by Privilege
  149. Abstinence Over Moderation
  150. Just Leave Others Alone
  151. You Can Only Critique that Which You Truly Understand and Love
  152. ERIC KIM Critique of Metaphysics
  153. Only Trust Philosophers Who Deadlift
  154. Heuristic: If Someone Talks Shit About Others Behind Their Back, Most Likely They’re Also Talking Shit About You Behind Your Back
  155. Virtue is a Privilege
  156. What Are Your Life Goals?
  157. Honesty
  158. Why I’m Anti Moderation
  159. No Spite, No Malice.
  160. Ascending Life or Descending Life?
  161. Double Edged Sword
  162. Ignorance.
  163. Why I Don’t Trust “Nice Guys”
  164. Why You Must Share Your Opinion
  165. Selfish Isn’t Evil
  166. Wisdom is the Goal
  167. YOU ARE KING.
  168. MASTER YOURSELF
  169. What is “Good” for You is Often what is Bad for You
  170. Care.
  171. BITTERSWEET
  172. ONE REP MAX
  173. Morality and Ethics is the Snare
  174. BY HELPING YOURSELF, YOU BEST HELP OTHERS
  175. Insanity is Good.
  176. Think Deep.
  177. PHILOSOPHY IS THE FUTURE.
  178. Open Mind vs Closed Mind
  179. ENTHUSIASM IS GENIUS
  180. Towards a More Critical and Rigorous Line of Thinking
  181. How to Encourage and a Foster Independent and Free Thinking
  182. What is the Purpose of Life?
  183. WHY PHILOSOPHY IS SUPREME.
  184. Elitism.
  185. I Cannot Form an Opinion About Somebody Until I’ve Met Them in the Flesh
  186. ALL GENETICS ARE GOOD GENETICS.
  187. Happiness vs Freedom
  188. The Birth of a Hater
  189. My Way Isn’t the Right Way
  190. Walking as an Existential Thing
  191. Why I’m So Tolerant
  192. Mortal Gods
  193. THE HUMAN SPECIES
  194. Why I’m So Skeptical
  195. Just Follow the Money
  196. Why Selfish?
  197. WHY WE CANNOT BLAME OTHERS
  198. Why Are We So Anti Elitism?
  199. What Actually Interests You?
  200. How to Become Yourself
  201. SELF HATE
  202. Optimistic Fatalism
  203. Death is the Ultimate Creative Constraint
  204. FLUX.
  205. How to Think for Yourself
  206. FLESH
  207. How to Live the Best Life
  208. Why Live a Life Without Regrets?
  209. Why Plato Ruined Art and Aesthetics for Us
  210. Self Respect
  211. Hypocrite vs Contradict
  212. Ideals vs Reality
  213. Spaceship Philosophy
  214. What is Your Ideal Life?
  215. MY EXTREME GRATITUDE TOWARDS LIFE AND BEING ALIVE!
  216. Critique of Utilitarianism
  217. Don’t Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated
  218. The Eternal Recurrence of Tragedy and Joy in Life
  219. Elite Asceticism
  220. Why I Don’t Like Numbers
  221. Action and Reaction, Cause and Effect
  222. The Antidote to Nihilism: The Philosophy of Nothingness
  223. ERIC KIM Notes on Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  224. EXPLOIT CHAOS.
  225. WHY I DON’T BELIEVE IN GENETICS
  226. Self-Wisdom
  227. The Future Belongs to the Fearless
  228. INDIVIDUALISM
  229. Why Live Forever?
  230. THIS TOO WILL PASS.
  231. Why Education?
  232. How to Become Yourself
  233. Things Shouldn’t Go Back to the Way They Used to Be
  234. Why Am I So Cruel?
  235. The Great Joy of Existence
  236. Virtue for the Sake of Virtue
  237. NO DISDAIN.
  238. INTELLIGENT IGNORANCE
  239. A LIFE WITHOUT PAIN, DIFFICULTY OR TRAGEDY ISN’T A LIFE WORTH LIVING
  240. BITTER IS BETTER.
  241. EXPLOIT THE BEST FROM TRAGEDY AND LIFE 
  242. DISREGARD FOR SELF-PRESERVATION
  243. PAIN.
  244. WHAT IF EVERYTHING IS NOT GONNA BE ALRIGHT?
  245. Tomorrow is Never
  246. Life is the Ultimate Creative Constraint
  247. EMBODIED REALITY
  248. BLACK SWAN
  249. THINGS WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THE WAY THEY USED TO BE
  250. What are you *really* afraid of?
  251. HAPPINESS ISN’T THE GOAL
  252. Philosophy is King
  253. Why is Selfish Evil?
  254. YOU’RE CONSTANTLY IN A STATE OF BECOMING
  255. ENTITLEMENT A SIN?
  256. NARCISSISM
  257. BE BRUTALLY HONEST WITH YOURSELF
  258. WHY FREE WILL?
  259. OBEY YOUR OPINION
  260. EGO IS GOOD.
  261. WHY IT IS GOOD TO BE INTO YOURSELF
  262. Seek the Good Pain
  263. Anti-Perfection in Photography, Art, and Life
  264. Can You Become an End into Yourself?
  265. WHY I LIVE
  266. Why I Hate Decline
  267. Why I Eat
  268. Why am I So Positive and Optimistic?
  269. EFFORT IS ENJOYMENT
  270. Never Stop Gaining
  271. TRUST YOURSELF
  272. A Life of Maximal Personal Independence
  273. What Do You Desire to Become?
  274. What Do I Want from Technology?
  275. Stratified Society
  276. Do You Love or Hate Reality?
  277. On the Brian, Body and Mind
  278. I’m Maximally Happy, Now What?
  279. Care over Fame
  280. ACTIVE NIHILISM
  281. Never Stop Subtracting
  282. How to Live a Happier and More Epic Life
  283. A Risker Life is a Better Life
  284. Only Work on Things You Can Imagine Doing for Eternity
  285. How to Maximize Your Happiness
  286. Influence
  287. The Gladiator Makes His Plans once He Enters the Ring
  288. Meditations on Meaning in Life
  289. There is Nothing More Interesting than Human Beings
  290. Is Hope a Vice?
  291. EGO
  292. Why Be Unique?
  293. Happiness is Metabolism Health and Strength
  294. You’re the Hero
  295. Is Productivity a Virtue or Vice?
  296. Why Do We Prize the Rare?
  297. The Joy of Uncertainty
  298. How Should I Best Use My Time and Life?
  299. A Life Without Pain or Suffering Isn’t a Life Worth Living
  300. Free or Unfree?
  301. What Do You Really Care For in Life?
  302. Anti-Satisfaction in Life
  303. Why Think?
  304. The Eternal Return
  305. Only Do What is Best for You!
  306. Truthiness
  307. Why Be Happy?
  308. Permissionless Living
  309. In Praise of Unconventional Wisdom
  310. Become the Change Which You Wish to See in the World
  311. Happiness
  312. Beyond Freedom
  313. Idolize People, Not Stuff
  314. What Makes You Stronger? What Makes You Weaker?
  315. Why Hate?
  316. The Secret of Happiness
  317. You’re Constantly in a State of Becoming
  318. Life is about Choices, Not Obligations
  319. Anti-Nihilism
  320. First, Do What is Best for You.
  321. Live Dynamic
  322. How to Prosper
  323. Is the Point of Life to Be Satisfied?
  324. SUPREME EFFORT OF WILL.
  325. How to Become more Idealistic
  326. Thrivival 101
  327. Create Yourself
  328. Non-Small
  329. Inspiration
  330. How to Live a Heroic Life: Dare the Heights!
  331. Human Augmentation
  332. Prune
  333. Happiness: Do What You Want to Do (And Don’t Do What You Don’t Want to Do)
  334. Avoid Vain (Empty) Pursuits in Life
  335. Modern Slavery
  336. Kill the Leeches
  337. Wisdom Augmentation
  338. Why We Need Friction in Life
  339. Straight Line Philosophy
  340. What’s Your End-Game in Life?
  341. Create Your Own Happiness Today
  342. Desire Both Pain and Pleasure in Life
  343. Try the Impossible
  344. SELF-RESPECT
  345. Anti-Social Extrovert
  346. Never Blame Anybody But Yourself
  347. Human Flourishing
  348. Simpler, Not Better.
  349. How to be Free
  350. Embrace the Extremes
  351. Cultivate Your Own Culture
  352. COURAGE.
  353. Thrivival
  354. Inner Power
  355. How to Live a Purposeful Life
  356. My Definition of Happiness
  357. Why Change is Good
  358. Why Work?
  359. How to Live the Happiest Possible Life
  360. The Two-Pronged Approach to Maximize Joy in Your Life
  361. You Always Have Another Option!
  362. INFINITISM
  363. Never Stop!
  364. What is Your Self-Directed Purpose in Life?
  365. Live Today Like it Were Your Last
  366. Do You Photograph to Live, or Live to Photograph?
  367. ARTIST-PHILOSOPHER
  368. Live Life to the Fullest!
  369. In Praise of Selfishness
  370. Why You Must Be a YAY-SAYER to Succeed in Entrepreneurship and Life
  371. Why I Love Walking
  372. Live Life Like a Video Game!
  373. Simple Luxuries in Life
  374. Treat Your Life Like a Fun Experiment!
  375. Only Prove it to Yourself
  376. You Don’t Always Need to Feel Joyful to Live a Fulfilling and Meaningful Life
  377. Life is Too Short to Be Bored!
  378. Money Cannot Destroy Boredom
  379. How to Find Inspiration in Life
  380. Why You Must Ignore Haters to Succeed and Win in Life
  381. An Active Life is a Happy Life
  382. My Simple Joys in Life
  383. Never Stop Striving
  384. How to Motivate Yourself in Life
  385. How to Be Optimistic in Life
  386. How to Dictate Your Purpose in Life
  387. In Praise of a Dynamic Life
  388. PURPOSE.
  389. How to Enjoy Life
  390. Photography Therapy
  391. How to Conquer Regret
  392. Take Your Play Very Seriously.
  393. How to Prosper
  394. Memento Vivere
  395. Destroy in Order to CREATE
  396. Trust Your Body More Than Your Mind
  397. Make Photos to Make Meaning in Your Life
  398. Seek Knowledge, Not Information
  399. The Purpose of Human Life
  400. How to Overcome Impedence
  401. Why I Love Death
  402. How to Be Centered in the Eternal Now
  403. How to Be Happy
  404. Why Do You Care What Others Think of You?
  405. Why I’m Happy
  406. Why?
  407. Why I’m So Prolific
  408. How to Reduce LAG in Life

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Why (Only) 21 Million Bitcoin?

Martii Malmi

Good faith info.

Satoshi said “anonymous sounds a bit shady.” Also Nakamoto didn’t coin “cryptocurrency.”

“Someone came up with the word ‘cryptocurrency.’ […] Maybe it’s a word we should use when describing Bitcoin, do you like it?,” Nakamoto queried.

“If you imagine it being used for some fraction of world commerce, then there’s only going to be 21 million coins for the whole world, so it would be worth much more per unit. Values are 64-bit integers with 8 decimal places, so 1 coin is represented internally as 100000000. There’s plenty of granularity if typical prices become small. For example, if 0.001 is worth 1 Euro, then it might be easier to change where the decimal point is displayed, so if you had 1 Bitcoin it’s now displayed as 1000, and 0.001 is displayed as 1,” Nakamoto added.

How to strengthen your wrists

Get some sort of gymnast wooden rings, I just bought the Titan fitness ones, you could get cheap ones on Amazon. Use what they call a “false grip”, in practice doing this exercise called “skin the cat”, and also, do it with a normal grip, and also do these pseudo planches with the rings

Sore or positive pain?

Paine is interesting and Paine comes in different flavors. There are some types of pain which signal some sort of catastrophic injury, or severe injury, whereas some types of pain are mild.


Fragile egos?

Another big problem here; looks like a lot of people have very fragile egos? 

What does that mean? They feel small compared with others.

becoming antifragile? 

What is the definition of a biological, human being? We humans are anti-fragile; which means that biological things and systems grow through stretchers, difficulties, challenges, exposure etc.

What that means is this:

Don’t seek to avoid stress; rather, how to harness stress and that great hydra and energy and power to your benefit.


I need moar power!

Apparently the secret to a long and happy life is a life with minimal stress. I disagree; I think the secret to the Grandis life humanly possible is the life with the maximum amount of stress, if dosed properly. 

Anger could be good

Truth be told, I don’t like being angry, the physiological feeling of anger begets more anger.

However, the great upside of anger is that often times, more anger could need more power; which means if you could harness anger to your benefit, you have more power. 

In modern day, civilized society one is no longer permitted to show anger or being angry. Why? In modern-day civilized society, one is not permitted to be violent, either metaphorical or literally.

A simple stoic thought is curb your anger, and become exceedingly tolerant, and hold your tongue, even if it means chewing on broken glass, in regards to your partner your wife your girlfriend your female mate etc. My personal thought is we should ever only hold anger in regards to other men.

The key

Once again, anger is not an emotion to be extinguished; rather yielded.

For example, think of anger and emotions like a torrent, a storm, a huge rushing river or thing. For example, you could use huge massive flooding rivers to power water plants, hydroelectric plants, to produce energy. Some are speaking, you could use volcanoes, volcanic pressure, heat and fire to also produce energy.

The wise man knows how to Arneis and exploit his energy and emotions, the weak man cannot handle them.

The dragon?

You could have a pet dragon, using your pet dragon as your ally or your companion, or, you could have some sort of loser dog slave.

It seems that the modern day man, often single and lonely, adopts a pet or some sort of pathetic dog, in order to augment his own self-worth. On the contrary, I believe a much more robust path is instead,  to not have any dependence, besides your own blood child, and harnessing your power energy and resources to fuel your passion, and pursue life goals and trajectories you discover critical for you.

How and when do we go wrong?

My problem with modern-day society is that we are overly sentimental, two week. Emotions come in a lot of different flavors, some types of emotions seem debilitating for a lot of people, some types of emotions could be yielded to your benefit. There’s no such thing as good or bad emotions in the ultimate sense, however there is a hierarchy of emotions in regards to whether they benefit you or not. 

A simple thought:

Is this emotion beneficial to me, is it serving me or not? 
A true beneficial emotion is an emotion which we consider beneficial and helpful to us. As a consequence, all the emotions should be thought of like this;


Act like a real owner

The great man cannot be deciphered?

Unlimited money and power  

FOREVER

I want it to last forever!

More hardcore stimuluses?

More time outdoors in the sun, maximum time outdoors, in the open and real world, stronger coffee, stronger visual audio stimuluses of all kinds?

DRAGON BALL Z ANALOGY FOR REAL LIFE.

  1. Gravity chamber
  2. Going super SAIYAN
  3. Muscles,,, power?

Dragon Ball Z, with its rich storytelling and dynamic characters, offers several analogies to real-life situations, particularly in the areas of personal development, overcoming challenges, and the pursuit of goals. Here’s a pragmatic interpretation through the lens of your interests in aesthetics, philosophy, innovation, and entrepreneurship:

  1. Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) and Transformation: Just as Goku and Vegeta undergo various transformations to become stronger, in real life, continuous self-improvement and adaptation are key to overcoming obstacles and achieving success. This aligns with the Spartan stoic aesthetics of discipline, resilience, and constant self-betterment.
  2. Facing Challenges Head-On (The Saiyan Spirit): The characters in Dragon Ball Z never back down from a challenge, much like the Spartan warriors or stoic philosophers who emphasize courage and facing adversity with strength. This mirrors the entrepreneurial journey, where challenges must be met with determination and resilience.
  3. The Importance of Mentorship (Master Roshi and King Kai): Just as Goku and other Z fighters have mentors who guide and train them, in real life, seeking mentors and learning from those who have walked the path before us is crucial for personal and professional growth.
  4. Innovation and Adaptability (The Capsule Corp): Bulma and her family’s Capsule Corporation represent innovation, technological advancement, and adaptability—key traits for success in entrepreneurship. Their ability to create solutions that address various needs mirrors the innovative mindset required to thrive in a constantly changing business landscape.
  5. Teamwork and Collaboration (The Z Fighters): The Z fighters often come together to face threats that are too big for any one of them to handle alone, illustrating the power of teamwork and collaboration. This is analogous to the entrepreneurial world, where building a strong team and network can be the difference between success and failure.
  6. The Philosophical Quest (The Search for Dragon Balls): The search for the Dragon Balls can be seen as a metaphor for the quest for knowledge, wisdom, or personal fulfillment. It’s a journey that involves challenges, learning, and growth, reflecting the philosophical and existential pursuits in life.
  7. Resilience in the Face of Failure (Goku’s defeats): Goku’s numerous defeats and subsequent comebacks illustrate the stoic principle of seeing failure as an opportunity to learn and grow stronger. This resilience is essential in real life, especially in the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship.

By drawing parallels between the fictional universe of Dragon Ball Z and real-life challenges and aspirations, we can find inspiration and lessons in the characters’ journeys, their relentless pursuit of improvement, and their strategies for overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

MUSCLES IN MOTION

When you watch anime, animes…. Hajime No Ippo;; boxing animes, video games, Diablo, barbarian etc — it is all predicated around muscle.

For example the scenes in which Hajime no Ippo is about to power up to beat his opponent,,, muscles bulging!

Also — Super SAIYAN ;;

Say it how it is —

Ugly People?

Things:

  1. Ugliness as lacking melanin in skin, being indoors all day. People who look pale, sickly, unwell —

Don’t Advertise More than One Thing

For example the new iPhone Pro Titanium — why this strange multi-level worded marketing?

Titanium. So strong. So light. So Pro.

When you purport to be more than one thing, you become nothing?


What is the key thing?

Something I’m trying to figure out with the new iPhone Titan Pro

What is the truly huge #1 key differentiating thing?

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